Umibaizurah is a ceramic artist born in 1975 in Malaysia. Umi’s sculptures’ subjects are often animals common in our environment, and her works explore the interaction of human activity and our relationship with the physical environment today.
As more people worldwide pay attention and take action around climate change, the art world is joining in the movement toward a more sustainable and ethical future through art. Many artists from different parts of the world and generations are rethinking their work’s environmental impact and re-engaging new methods and ways to educate the art world and the public about sustainability.
With the arrival of the new millennium, the artistic community continued to develop sustainable art, noting its impact at the social and environmental levels. As with sustainable architecture, sustainable artists now seek to optimize the use of natural resources to reduce the ecological footprint of their work. The relationship between art and sustainability, though, is not limited to physical media, be that sculpture created from natural materials or paintings made from materials respectful to the environment. It goes beyond what can be seen as a priori assumptions in work.
In Umi’s ideology, sustainability is present in many aspects of our everyday life. We ensure we take care of the environment, desire balanced economic development, and defend social well-being in many fields. She researched deep into the environmental discourse and used her knowledge to represent the significance of life on earth through her sculptures and drawings to show the importance of human life. As vividly demonstrated in her work, “To My Beloved Ocean,” on how critical it is to ensure its continuation through environmentalism. This a clarion call to make people consider and, hopefully, care about sustainability. The future of the places we call home and to think more critically about their roles in climate change or learn about an issue facing the environment differently.
Venue: Art Seasons Gallery, 50 Genting Lane, #03-02 Cideco Industrial Complex Singapore
When: 31 Oct - 3 Dec 2022,